Lighting Innovation-What can you expect?
Space in an expensive investment in Singapore. When you acquire a space and you need to renovate that space, your key priorities will be to keep it functional and have spaces to impress your guests.
Did you know, other than investing on soft furnishings and plants to enhance your office space, lights can also play a critical role too? More than that, lighting technology will even help you save money in the long run?
The future office could be powered by intelligent lights
Stuck n a long meeting and feeling sleepy at your work station? Other than depending on good coffee to help you focus, did you now that having appropriate lights can also enhance your concentration? If budget and space permits, interior architects love introducing natural lights into meeting rooms. According to the researchers at Northwestern University in Chicago, they concluded that there is a strong relationship between workplace daylight exposure and office workers’ sleep, activity and quality of life.
Compared to workers in office without windows, those with windows in the workplace received 173% more white light exposure during work hours and slept 46 minutes more per night. Workers working in windowless environment reported poorer well being and thereby leading to lower productivity.
In the lighting world, leading lights manufacturers are looking at how they can introduce artificial sunlight in their product offerings to make up for the lack of natural lights, aptly called circadian lighting. The lighting system mimics the sun’s behaviour and incorporate this system into an office environment to emulate a natural outdoor setting, thereby helping your staff increase productivity. You may read more about circadian lighting here. This technology is especially useful in a hospital, specifically in a new born nursery, where infants cannot distinguish between day and night. Introduction of such lighting technology can help them assimilate to the environment better after they discharge from the hospital.
Appropriate lighting can enhance your well being
Speaking of natural lights, did you know that you can blend the use of natural lights with artificial lighting? Not only does it help you save money in the long run, t is also better for your general well -being as the brightness of artificial lights will be controlled depending on the amount of natural light that comes through the windows. This helps to keep brightness level stable in the office for optimal staff performance. One good example of the use of such lights is The National Library Building along Middle Road, if you have observed the building closely, you will see how the designers have cleverly harmonised the use of natural and artificial lighting to create optimal brightness for library users and their staff even in gloomy weather!
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